2018 Yunnan Sourcing "Guardian" Blended Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Alcohol, Coffee, Cookie, Cucumber, Drying, Earth, Forest Floor, Fruity, Grapes, Grass, Milk, Mineral, Moss, Mushrooms, Oats, Pepper, Spicy, Sweet, Tart, Umami, Vegetal, Vinegar, Wood, Apple, Apple Skins, Astringent, Bitter, Compost, Cream, Floral, Honey, Thick
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “In the last year, Guardian hasn’t changed all that much. The taste is even thicker and sharper towards the end, and it’s not as crisp in the early steep as is to be expected. I found the texture to...” Read full tasting note
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This is a unique blend of three different high quality spring 2018 raw pu-erh teas from Lincang and Simao. We relentlessly blended teas from various sources and ratios together to create a powerful and balanced tea that is worthy of long term aging.

The result is a thick golden tea soup with a whole spectrum of flavors and aromas that will continually transform with the passing of time. A powerful tea!

We decided to to call this tea “Guardian” in honor of dogs everywhere! A guardian is protective, strong, loyal, and relentless. Even the smallest of dogs will protect their owner to their dying breath, and even the poorest of owners will have a loyal friend and guardian in a dog. Dogs not only protect us, but also offer their gift of unconditional love!

357 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)
First Flush of Spring 2018 Harvested Tea
150 kilograms in total produced (420 cakes)
Wrapper Illustration by Daniel Mervis

This tea has been tested in a certified laboratory for 191 pesticides, and is within the EU MRL limits set for those 191 pesticide residues.

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In the last year, Guardian hasn’t changed all that much. The taste is even thicker and sharper towards the end, and it’s not as crisp in the early steep as is to be expected. I found the texture to be a bit more viscous today, but that could be also due to random variations. As for some new notes, I picked up curry leaves, compost and apple skins in the dry leaf aroma as well as cream, honey and apple in the taste.

Flavors: Apple, Apple Skins, Astringent, Bitter, Compost, Cream, Floral, Honey, Sweet, Thick, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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